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Scholar Athlete of the Week: Brooke Jackson, Mt. Vernon

The dual-sport athlete grabs our latest honors.

Posted: Dec 14, 2020 5:09 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 9:18 AM

A dual-sport athlete who tallied 1000 kills and digs in her volleyball career, and is a leader in multiple categories on the hardwood, Brooke Jackson gets it done no matter what she is doing.

"She comes into practice consistently is the first one in and the last one out," said Mt. Vernon Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendra Steinhart. "She sets the bar high has a great attitude and encourages her teammates to be the best that they can be."

"I definitely try my best in everything I do," said Mt. Vernon Senior Brooke Jackson. "In volleyball and basketball, I try to get it done in everything I do."

Jackson also hits the books just as hard, as the senior is ranked 9th in her class with a 3.95 grade point average.

"She has such a hard-nosed approach to everything, common sense and a quest for excellence in such a way that she does lead by example and then as a result, she's a role model for every student in this school," said Mt. Vernon English Teacher Vicki Rueger.

"My parents had a big role in it because they pushed me to be the best I could be when I was little and it kind of carried on but I knew I had to get good grades and do well in school to go to a college that I want to go to and play my sport that I love," said Jackson.

The National Honor Society member is also busy in her Mt. Vernon community, as Jackson is involved in 9 different clubs and activities.

I love to do everything in the community because the community had my back as well," said Jackson. "I like to be in a bunch of clubs and do a bunch of sports and be involved in things because I feel like me as a student-athlete I feel like, that's my role for this community. I should be out there, I should help everybody and I should be involved in more than just sports."

"She's laying a great foundation for future Wildcats and she is a great example for our freshman and underclassmen," said Steinhart.

"Brooke is destined to do big things," said Rueger. "She has plans and those plans are going to be very exciting."

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